Film: Resident Evil: Retribution
Evil goes global — by destroying the ocean.Resident Evil: Retribution
, the fifth installment of the live-action Resident Evil
film series, marks the third film of the franchise directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
and the second film of the franchise filmed in 3D.
After the events of Resident Evil: Afterlife
, Alice awakens in the heart of the Umbrella Corporation's underwater operations facility. As she moves further into the complex to hunt for those responsible for the T-Virus outbreak (and her most recent capture), she discovers that Umbrella used her DNA to perfect and "stop" the virus — as well as clone both her and her dead friends to put them under Umbrella's control. Confronted with this information and the news that Wesker survived the attempt on his life at the Arcadia, Alice must re-think everything she thinks she knows and find a way to take down Umbrella once and for all.
Leon S. Kennedy, Ada Wong, and other characters from the games appear in this one (some despite dying
in earlier films).
Resident Evil: Retribution contains examples of the following tropes:
- 3D Movie
- Action Survivor: The Alice clone we see shows signs of this, using quick thinking to survive the zombies and protect her daughter Becky despite her complete lack of training. With badass practically written in her DNA, there's a genuine chance she could survive long enough to get rescued. She doesn't; with no skills to fall back on, she gets killed when she runs into her zombified husband, though she did manage to keep Becky alive.
- Alternative Foreign Theme Song: The theme song for the Japanese release, titled "Ashita Sekai ga Owaru Nara" is provided by Mika Nakashima.
- Attack Its Weak Point: Just take the control device off Jill Valentine to beat her. Who knew?
- Back from the Dead: Rain Ocampo, James "One" Shade, and Carlos Olivera, thanks to Umbrella cloning their bodies.
- In fact, due to such, Rain and Carlos come back twice: once as hapless civilians in one of Umbrella's simulations, and once as hardened military killers. The "Vasquez Always Dies" trope being what it is, none of the four make it out alive.
- Also technically the Red Queen, since she/it was fried at the end of the first movie, but is back and now runs Umbrella.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Alice and Ada Wong go against two Executioners. Later, they fight against an Umbrella mook strike team.
- Badass: While Alice certainly fits, basically all the film's primary characters, both heroes and villains, qualify.
- Badass Longcoat: Both the regular Umbrella Mooks (also Gas Mask, Longcoat) and the Las Plagas Undead.
- Badass Normal: Throughout the majority of the film, none of the primary protagonists have anything other than heavy firepower, good aim, and hand to hand combat skills going for them. Despite this, they wipe out hordes of zombies and Umbrella mooks, a giant Licker, and a couple of Executioners.
- Batter Up: The Alice clone kills a zombie with an aluminum baseball bat.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Replacing the Dating Catwoman dynamic the games Leon and Ada have is this. Sent up when Leon holds her thigh and Ada simply sighs and removes it.
- Big Bad: Jill Valentine.
- Black Dude Dies First: Averted: Luther West is the last person on Alice's team to die.
- Played straight with Bad One being the first to die on the clone team, mooks aside.
- Blade on a Stick: Jill wields one during the final fight.
- Bottomless Magazines: Averted when Alice has to reload a pistol, but played straight when she gains submachine guns and never reloads. Also averted with Barry towards the end of the film, his submachine gun runs out of ammo forcing him to resort to his pistol.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Jill, like her counterpart in Resident Evil 5, falls under this trope. The bad clones of Carlos, Rain, and "One" could also count as well since Umbrella is able to create new memories for each of their produced clones.
- The Brute: Rare Female Example with Bad Rain who gets obvious pleasure from beating people to death and shows absolutely no subtly and little technique in her fighting style.
- Call Back:
The first time Alice met Wesker, he injected her in the neck. Guess what he does when they meet again in person?